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The world’s most expensive Big Mac

Would you pay $7 for a Big Mac? If you took your U.S. dollars to Norway, that’s how deep the exchange rate would set you back. There, a McDonald’s (MCD) Big Mac costs 48 Norwegian kroner, which

Apple profit soars but iPads slump

Apple sales and profit soared last quarter despite a steep decline in demand for the iPad. The iPhone, Apple’s flagship product, continued to gain significant traction. Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the past three months, up

Mansions for under $1 million

In 19th century New Bedford, the well-to-do lived in comfortable homes uphill from the harbor’s hustle and bustle. This house was built in a well-kept neighborhood of wood frame homes in 1855, when the city was at

GOP lawsuit a new angle on stopping Obamacare

Washington (CNN) — They tried in Congress, at the ballot box and in the Supreme Court, but Republicans have been unable to stop Obamacare. Now they have a new angle: suing President Barack Obama over changes in

White House transparent? Yes says Earnest

(CNN) — Press groups, prominent journalists and administration critics have all accused President Barack Obama of failing to live up to his commitment to have the “most transparent administration in history.” To some, that pledge is now

Best places for vacation home deals

There are two big advantages to vacation life in Haines City, according to city administrator Jonathan Evans. The first is that several of the best golf courses in the nation are 30 minutes or less away. Many

$100 billion mistake with your taxes

The government made about $106 billion in improper payments last year. The federal government is continuing to dole out billions of dollars to people who shouldn’t get them. A government watchdog agency said an estimated $106 billion

More companies bail on U.S. for lower taxes

In the past 10 years, 47 companies have relocated overseas for lower tax rates. That compares to only 29 in the previous 20 years. More companies than ever are abandoning the U.S. for nations with lower taxes.

21 most iconic American cars

Watch: Cars that scream America You’ll often hear cars called “iconic”just because they’re easily recognizable. But to be truly iconic, a car has to stand for something. It has to be the sort of car that, if

Facebook won’t say ‘sorry’ for mind games

  Facebook can’t seem to bring itself to apologize for performing psychological experiments on its users. In her first public statement on the matter, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg said that the outrage over the company’s